Wenceslaus

or Wen·ces·las

[ wen-sis-laws ]
/ ˈwɛn sɪsˌlɔs /
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noun

1361–1419, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1378–1400; as Wenceslaus IV, king of Bohemia 1378–1419.
SaintGood King Wenceslaus, a.d. 903?–c935, duke of Bohemia 928–935.
German Wenzel.
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Wenceslaus

Wenceslas

/ (ˈwɛnsɪsləs) /

noun

1361–1419, Holy Roman Emperor (1378–1400) and, as Wenceslaus IV, king of Bohemia (1378–1419)
Saint, known as Good King Wenceslaus. ?907–929, duke of Bohemia (?925–29); patron saint of Bohemia. Feast day: Sept 28
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Word Origin and History for wenceslas

Wenceslas


masc. proper name, from Medieval Latin Venceslaus (modern Czech Vaclav), from Old Czech Veceslavu, literally "having greater glory," from Slavic *vetye- "greater" + *-slavu "fame, glory," from PIE *klou-, from root *kle- "to hear" (see listen).

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